Innocence Database


Instructions: This database can be searched using any combination of the search filters below. All columns are sortable by clicking the title at the top of the column. To find out more about a case in the list, click on the name of the individual.
Terms:
# - Refers to the chronological order in which the defendants were exonerated.
State - Place of capital conviction
Years Between - The difference between the year of exoneration and the year of capital conviction
Reason - Normally, when a conviction is overturned by an appellate court, the state has the option of re-trying the defendant. If the state does not seek a re-trial, charges are dismissed. If a re-trial occurs and the defendant is found not guilty, the case is listed as an acquittal.
DNA evidence - refers to whether DNA evidence played a major role in exonerating ("yes") the defendant or not ("no").

For more information on the criteria for inclusion on DPIC's Innocence List click here. To export the Innocence Database, click here.

163 exoneration(s) match your current filters:

# Name State Race Convicted Exoneratedsort descending Years Between Reason DNA
126 Kennedy Brewer MS Black 1995 2008 13 Charges Dismissed Yes
127 Glen Chapman NC Black 1994 2008 14 Charges Dismissed No
128 Levon Jones NC Black 1993 2008 15 Charges Dismissed No
129 Michael Blair TX Other 1994 2008 14 Charges Dismissed Yes
130 Nathson Fields IL Black 1986 2009 23 Acquitted No
131 Paul House TN White 1986 2009 23 Charges Dismissed No
132 Daniel Moore AL White 2002 2009 7 Acquitted No
133 Ronald Kitchen IL Black 1988 2009 21 Charges Dismissed No
134 Herman Lindsey FL Black 2006 2009 3 Acquitted No
135 Michael Toney TX White 1999 2009 10 Charges Dismissed No
136 Yancy Douglas OK Black 1995 2009 14 Charges Dismissed No
137 Paris Powell OK Black 1997 2009 12 Charges Dismissed No
138 Robert Springsteen TX White 2001 2009 8 Charges Dismissed No
139 Anthony Graves TX Black 1994 2010 16 Charges Dismissed No
140 Gussie Vann TN White 1994 2011 17 Charges Dismissed No
141 Joe D'Ambrosio OH White 1989 2012 23 Charges Dismissed No
142 Damon Thibodeaux LA White 1997 2012 15 Charges Dismissed Yes
143 Seth Penalver FL White 1999 2012 13 Acquitted No
144 Reginald Griffin MO Black 1983 2013 30 Charges Dismissed No
145 Glenn Ford LA Black 1984 2014 30 Charges Dismissed No
146 Carl Dausch FL White 2011 2014 3 Acquitted No
147 Henry Lee McCollum NC Black 1984 2014 30 Charges Dismissed Yes
148 Leon Brown NC Black 1984 2014 30 Charges Dismissed Yes
149 Ricky Jackson OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No
150 Wiley Bridgeman OH Black 1975 2014 39 Charges Dismissed No

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